Whoopi Goldberg issued an apology on Tuesday following backlash for repeating her claim in a recent interview that the Holocaust wasn’t about race, as calls grew for ABC to fire her from The View.
The Oscar-winning actress was suspended from The View in February for saying the Holocaust was not about race, but rather ‘white on white’ violence and ‘man’s inhumanity to man.’
Despite that controversy – and a subsequent apology – Goldberg readily repeatedher controversial comments last week, when it was pointed out that the Nazis certainly believed the Holocaust was about race.
Now, the pressure is on as some are calling for ABC to fire the co-host as rival networks hone in on the anti-Semitism scandal. NBC News aired a grave report on Goldberg’s latest scandal on December 26, heaping fresh embarrassment on View bosses.
It has led to Goldberg’s apology on Tuesday, as she states that it was ‘never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in.’
‘Recently while doing press in London, I was asked about my comments from earlier this year. I tried to convey to the reporter what I had said and why, and attempted to recount that time,’ Goldberg said in a statement to Yahoo.
‘It was never my intention to appear as if I was doubling down on hurtful comments, especially after talking with and hearing people like rabbis and old and new friends weighing in. I’m still learning a lot and believe me, I heard everything everyone said to me.’
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